Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country that can be found in the southern area of the Windward Islands, as part of the Caribbean Islands. The country is about 150 square miles, and consists of the large island of Saint Vincent, and the northern majority of the Grenadines chain of islands.
Over 120,000 people call Saint Vincent and the Grenadines home. The main port of the country is also its capital, Kingstown. The country was originally a French colony, and later became a British Colony when the French ceded control in 1763. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are a parliamentary democracy under Queen Elizabeth II today.
The majority of the economy is agriculture, especially banana production, although tourism is a growing sector as well. The government has been unsuccessful at introducing new industries, and the dependence on a single crop is a major development obstacle for this small island nation.